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Wifi Army

Google has just recently announced Android open-source mobile phone platform. This has generated some brainstorming all over the gaming industry. The first ones to come up with a game that utilizes the platform’s capabilities were Wi2P – its still in the making but what a game it is! Wifi Army is combining the GPS, camera WiFi and google maps to a game with unlimited players.

The player is looking for another registered opponent using google maps and the GPS receiver, Once the opponent is found the player has to capture his picture using the cellphone camera to “shoot” him down by actually taking a picture of him, Once the picture is taken, it is automatically being uploaded to Wi2P servers using WiFi for verification. If the picture is verified with some facial recognition algorithm then you are the winner.

The coolest thing is that while chasing your pray, someone might be chasing you! You could also join a group of men hunters and look for victims. The whole world is your battlefield!

After registering, you can be contacted by any other player within a 300 foot radius, which is the limits of WiFi range (300 ft) to find other players and then sends out a game invitation. You then select which player you want to play with, and if they accept, you’re both sent pictures of each other, and the game starts. Each of you trying to be the first to take a photo of the other person. We are waiting with anticipation for the game to be released.

 

Here is a video about WifiArmy:

 

Price:

http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/google/gps-google-android-wifi-army.asp

Overall, the game is amazing! You’ll going to have so much fun.

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8 Comments
  • locke78
    October 19, 2010
    Reply #1

    Sounds like fun. I can’t wait for this. I live in Boston and this could be a real blast.

  • johnbivins.com
    October 20, 2010
    Reply #2

    Wow Geocaching people with a mix of tron. This will rock!!!! LOL

  • Gnome123
    October 21, 2010
    Reply #3

    You can get in trouble taking pictures of other people since it is illegal to take pictures of people with out permission. But this sounds like it is going to be fun.

    • admin
      October 21, 2010
      Reply #4

      I am actually sending traffic to their website so I don’t think there is an issue with a small thumbnail image, but thanks for the heads up, I will keep that in mind with other posts

    • toasterkat
      October 26, 2010
      Reply #5

      Actually, in the USA it is completely legal to take a picture of anyone on public property, without their consent.

      Private properties are the only locations where it is illegal to take a person’s picture without their consent. That means in their homes and cars.

      Otherwise, streets, schools, banks, restaurants, bars. . . you name it. They’re all public property unless they have fences stating private property.

  • stubborn_d0nkey
    October 21, 2010
    Reply #6

    @gnome:
    well i doubt you could legally get in trouble for taking a picture of somebody playing this game.
    Perhaps, technically, they didnt give permission (dunno if you have to accept a license to play or something) but they practically did.

    • admin
      October 26, 2010
      Reply #7

      I really find that hard to believe, does that mean that all books are public domains? I can copy anything I want from any book?

  • Burgerkingdooh
    May 7, 2011
    Reply #8

    Yeah, in a big city environmnt this could be a hit.. Encouragong stalker tendencies?? ;p

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